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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerGantzel (324) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Aroma of malt, toasty, caramel and fruits. Brown and clear with a fine white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter for the style. Medium carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from 2013. Semi hazy amber brown beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, red berries, vinous tones, chocolate, wood, vanilla and dried fruit. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, red berries and spices. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Copenhagen 21/12 2015. 75 cl bottle from Føtex. Christmas tree, snow and a big yellow star on the label. Pours clear dark reddish brown with white head. Settles as thin creamy layer of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol, fermentation, yeast and a little sourness. Suprisingly strong carbonation and sticky palate. Taste is quite sweet. Brown sugar, yeast, and alcohol. Something quite strong and spicy in there too. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit too sweet to my taste. But a nicely decorated Christmas tree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkellund42 (772) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear cola dark brown with medium white head. Aroma is malt, vanilla, cocoa, Granny Smith apples and hints of sweet licorice. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Body is oily with lively carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter and sweet with notes of malt, sugar, caramel, fudge, muscavado and syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Can’t believe I never ticked this yet but I used to drink this all the time in 06/07. Pours dark brown with small cafe head. Aromas and flavor are dark cherry, prune, wood, candy sugar, fig and grapes. Tons of nice malt and richness in this christmas. Medium to fuller body. The Belgians do a nice christmas beer for the most part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4181) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
0,3l on tap @ Harry’s. Pours clear deep amber with a low head. Aroma is nutty malts with dark fruits and spices. Flavor is roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol, spices and hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1151) - SPAIN - DEC 9, 2015
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 2x09. Curious spicy touch. Not sure if id like it if I drink it more times, but im more inclined towards yes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (386) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle, 25 cl. Clear dark mahogany body with a foamy beige head. Aroma and flavours are caramel and spices. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Burning alcohol, which is too apparent. The taste is a bit lighter and less complex than other beers of this type. Medium body with average/prickly carbonation. Alcohol dominates the finish. Good, but probably not one I will re-visit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Malty, licorice, spicy aromas. Malty, bread, fruity, spicy, slight licorice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (89) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Lekker kerstbier, maar iets te vlak. Iets te saai voor een kerstbier misschien.

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